|What is the snow like?
The snow is powder snow, which is made from the cold winds that are blown from Siberia across the Sea of Japan. There is virtually no wind and the skiing conditions are very pleasant.
How do we get there and back?
We can arrange for a shered taxi from Narita or Haneda Airport to Villa Alpen for
12.000yen\ per person (5 hours) or you can take an express train (Shinkansen –
about 8,000yen\) from Tokyo Station to Nagano City for 1hr 10mins and connect with a bus to Sun Valley from Nagano City for 1 hour
How much are lift tickets?
Daily pass is approx 4800\ pp or is cheaper if you purchase a 3 to 10 day pass.
What if I am a vegetarian or have special dietary needs?
Please let us know, we try our best to arrange for your special needs. There are a lot of vegetarian dishes in Japanese cuisine.
Can I use my credit card?
Yes you can use your credit card.but Please bring enough cash for purchases around the ski resort like meals and bus fares, etc. Unfortunately there are not many ATMs here and it is advisable to bring cash in yen.
Is the place kid friendly?
Yes, kids are welcome and you can stay with your child. Cars are not allowed in the village square outside Villa Alpen.
Are there English speaking ski lessons?
Yes, the Captain ,his son, Ken, is qualified ski instructors and are fluent English speakers. He can teach all levels from beginners to advanced.
Is there ski hire(rentals)?
Yes there is in house ski hire. The staff will be very pleased if you tell
them about you before hand, such as the size of your foot.
Can the hotel arrange sightseeing?
Yes We can arrange taxis or direct you to the best sights in the area.